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Low Rhine Levels to Have Similar German Economic Impact as 2018

Low water levels in the Rhine river may have a similar impact on German economic output as they did in 2018, according to Berenberg.

That was the last year in which the river -- a key waterway that’s critical for moving coal, car parts, food and thousands of other goods -- experienced a “dry year,” economist Salomon Fiedler said Wednesday in a report to clients.